Chief Justice Beverley McLaughlin Is an honourable person who has a clear love for justice and the Supreme Court.
Of course that is just what Harper is counting on here. It is inevitable that as his assault continues
Beverley McLachlin will come to the conclusion that for the good of the court and justice in general it will be necessary to at the very least step down as Chief Justice if not from the court itself.
To me that is Harper's end game here. Honourable people such as Chief Justice McLaughlin are at a distinct disadvantage when dealing with Harper's machinations as they are restrained by that honour, Harper is not and knows how to exploit this.
In the end Harper will end up with his choice as Chief Justice and quite possibly another crony appointed to the court